Whitman and Goldman
In an April 29 San Jose Mercury News article, Professor of Communication Studies Joseph Tuman commented on gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman's attempts to distance herself from Goldman Sachs. Whitman served on the board of directors at Goldman Sachs for 15 months. "The point is to nullify the negative taint that comes from her relationship with Goldman Sachs," Tuman said. "It's called the You Too fallacy: 'What I've done is not a problem because you did it, too,' even though it's not clear the two actions are even comparable. It's really to distract attention from you because you don't want to be tainted by the Goldman Sachs brush."